Briseadh i dToraigh – a report from the Gaeltacht

Niall reports from Oileán Thoraí (Tory Island) off the north coast of Donegal, where he recently spent a week learning about the culture, history and dialect of this Gaeltacht community. The legendary home of Balor na Súile Nimhe (Balor of the Evil Eye), the site of a monastery founded by Naomh Colm Cille, refuge of

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Podcast 150: Carúl na Nollag – A Christmas Carol

  In the 150th episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, Niall and Emma are visited by three ghosts – Taibhse na Nollag san Am atá Thart, Taibhse na Nollag san Am i Láthair agus Taibhse na Nollag san Am atá le Teacht –  and they discuss Christmas past, present and future. Go to offer.irish for

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Zen and the art of vocabulary – Interview with Garry Bannister

Garry Bannister is the author of several well-known Irish language phrasebooks, including the latest edition of his Teasáras Gaeilge-Béarla, the Irish-English Thesaurus. He tells us about his life, how he came to be fascinated by words and dictionaries, how he followed his father’s advice, and how that brought him into contact with Soviet Russia and

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Podcast 139: An Deireadh – The End

Listen to the final episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast! Bitesize Irish is going from strength to strength, but the time for the podcast has come to an end. Come join us as an Explore or Grow member to learn and practise the Irish language together. Gaeilge Gach Lá is our motto and has been

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Podcast 138: What is Aistear, with Niall

Bitesize Irish is starting a new Journey. Aistear. What is Aistear, and our new foundational course Tús Maith featured on it? It launched Monday 14th March 2022. Eoin interviews Niall Ó Siadhail, our Learning Content Developer at Bitesize Irish about what is Aistear and Tús maith, and how it will help you! The podcast exclusive

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Podcast 137: Emma from Waterford to Germany

Our Bitesize Irish community manager, Emma, joins Eoin for a Bitesize Irish Podcast chat! Emma talks about growing up near Gaeltacht na Rinne (Gaeltacht na nDéise). At Bitesize Irish, she posts daily challenges for our Grow members on our community Bitesize Pobal. She also teaches Gaeilge at Universität Leipzig. Mentioned in the show:

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Podcast 136: Siar is Ar Aghaidh

In this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast, Eoin looks back at 2021 at Bitesize Irish, and forward at 2022. Ag féachaint siar = Looking back Ag féachaint ar aghaidh = Looking forward Self-Reflection Prompts Write out the questions and the answers for yourself. Feel free to reply below with your answers if you feel

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Podcast 135: Go Raibh Maith Agat

Thank you for being part of the Bitesize Irish Podcast! In this episode, Eoin says thanks to our fluent foireann (staff) at Bitesize Irish: Emma, Siobhán agus Niall. They make Bitesize Irish tick every day for all our Irish language learners. Thanks to our kinds customers who said such nice things about our membership offerings

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Podcast 133: Learning the Accordion

Eoin talks about learning the Irish button accordion in this episode of the Bitesize Irish Podcast. It was intrinsically fun at the beginning, but soon hit some frustration. It’s similar to trying to learn the Irish language: great fun at first, but soon can seem daunting. Part of the solution is to make it fun

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